Air France A332 near Recife on Aug 23rd 2015, smelly inflight entertainment
Last Update: August 26, 2015 / 14:34:09 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3.5 hours while maintenance identified the source of the burning odour as two overheated inflight entertainment systems in the economy class and disconnected those units. The aircraft departed Recife afterwards and reached Paris with a delay of about 4 hours.
On Aug 26th 2015 the airline told The Aviation Herald: "Air France confirms that the crew of flight AF445 flying on August 23, 2015 from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) Paris (CDG) decided, as a precautionary measure and in accordance with procedures, to make a technical stop at Recife (REC) due to a slight burning smell. The aircraft landed normally at 22.08, local time. Flight safety is Air France priority and crew are trained for such situation. Technical checks have been made, showing the overhereat of 2 Inflight Entertainment systems located on 2 Economy seats. After their disconnection, the aircraft was ready to resume its journey towards Paris CDG where it landed at 15.21."
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